Sonia Sanchez


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  • ''...I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and to spread truth to people.''
    Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), African American author and political activist. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989).
  • ''... in order to be a true revolutionary, you must understand love. Love, sacrifice, and death.''
    Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 10, by Claudia Tate (1985).
  • ''The black artist is dangerous. Black art controls the "Negro's" reality, negates negative influences, and creates positive images.''
    Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934), African American poet. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 10, by Claudia Tate (1985).
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  • Rookie - 141 Points Marques De Valia (9/20/2014 1:00:00 PM)

    she is Down

    the page at poemhunter says
    please add a bunch of characters to take up space.

    Sonia chooses her words with Care.

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Best Poem of Sonia Sanchez

Personal Letter No. 3

nothing will keep
us young you know
not young men or
women who spin
their youth on
cool playing sounds.
we are what we
are what we never
think we are.
no more wild geo
graphies of the
flesh. echoes. that
we move in tune
to slower smells.
it is a hard thing
to admit that
sometimes after midnight
i am tired
of it all.

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